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The HomeWork: April 2, 2021

Welcome to the April 2, 2021 Main edition of The HomeWork, the official newsletter of California YIMBY — legislative updates, news clips, housing research and… Read More

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California Progressivism is Just Getting Started

Anyone unfortunate enough to spend time watching Fox News will come to discover that Berkeley, Calif. is the right-wing’s favorite toponym for progressivism. Read More

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The Housing Crisis Primed California’s COVID19 Tragedy

When COVID-19 began surging in California in late November, the pandemic was attacking an already sick patient. Despite the state being… Read More

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Location, Location, Location: Winning (and Losing) the Housing – Transit Lottery

Do people have innate transportation preferences that they express independently of their living conditions, or does the built environment of our neighborhoods influence those preferences?… Read More

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Two Great Tastes, Taste Great Together: How Social Housing Closes the Gap

Can California learn from robust public housing development models around the world to fix its long-standing housing crisis? The Oakland-based advocacy group East Bay For… Read More

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Black Housing Heroes: Jon Wizard

I was appointed to Monterey County’s planning commission in 2017. Through my initial interest in housing, I found an incredible community of people who… Read More

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The HomeWork: March 8, 2021

Welcome to the March 8, 2021 Main edition of The HomeWork, the official newsletter of California YIMBY — legislative updates, news clips, housing research and… Read More

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Institutional Investors in California Housing Markets

TL;DR: Following the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008, large institutional investors, such as the private equity firm Blackstone,  purchased foreclosed homes in distressed… Read More

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California YIMBY Joins Asm. Laura Friedman to End Costly Parking Mandates 

“Affordable Housing for Humans, Not Unaffordable Parking for Cars”  Mandates Add Up to $80,000 Per Parking Spot to Cost of Housing,… Read More

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California YIMBY Joins Sen. Wiener to Launch 2021 Legislative Housing Package

Statewide Housing Advocates, Equity Leaders Join the Call for More Homes SACRAMENTO – Today California YIMBY joined State Senator Scott Wiener (San Francisco),… Read More

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Did Displacement Play a Role in California’s COVID-19 Surge?

For the past two months, Southern California was America’s COVID-19 epicenter. Throughout the month of January, someone in… Read More

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